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Best Drugstore MakeUp Finds for a Budget Friendly Bridal Look!

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Best Drugstore MakeUp Finds for a Budget Friendly Bridal Look!

This post is sponsored by CVS. All opinions are our own!

If there’s one thing I love, it’s saving money. Why spend more than you have to, right? Whether it’s snagging an item on sale, using a coupon or rewards program to save a few bucks, or finding the perfect budget-friendly makeup dupe, I absolutely love getting a good deal. It makes me giddy! And thankfully, getting great products at great prices is easier and more convenient than ever when you shop the beauty aisles at your local CVS.

CVS asked me to shop their beauty aisles to share the best drugstore makeup and beauty finds for brides and I jumped at the chance! I took a leisurely stroll down to my local CVS store, on the Upper West Side here in NYC.

CVS Store 96th Street NYC

I love shopping at CVS for a multitude of reasons, but here are just a few:

  1. They have locations EVERYWHERE!

    Seriously. There’s over 7,000 stores across the US, so more than likely there’s one within a few miles of you no matter where you live!

  2. Two words: Beauty Club

    The CVS beauty loyalty program allows me to save even more on the beauty products I love!

  3. Product Variety

    CVS carries a wide variety of affordable and high-quality beauty and wellness products, so it’s super convenient to get everything I need in a single stop!

  4. High and Low

    CVS carries the drugstore brands you know and love like Covergirl and Revlon mixed in with luxe offerings like Bioderma, aaaaand the super savvy savers brands like e.l.f.

  5. Exclusive Brands and Products

    CVS carries items that you won’t find anywhere else, like Nuance Salma Hayek, Makeup Academy, and Beauty360.

  6. Shop Risk-free!

    CVS Pharmacy has a 100% satisfaction Beauty Guarantee on beauty purchases. If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, you can return your beauty product (opened or unopened) along with your receipt to any store for a full-price refund, no questions asked!

  7. Awesome deals

    Save on your favorite products with awesome prices every day, but take special advantage of in-store deals, which you can see are plentiful based on the yellow tags on the product aisles below!



Best Drugstore Makeup elf at CVS

I decided to put together a little beauty basket filled with my favorite beauty finds from CVS for a beautiful wedding day look! Talk about a beauty haul, amiright?

Best Drugstore Makeup from CVS

My CVS Bridal Beauty Haul

Here’s what’s in my beauty basket! Linked to the individual products from CVS.com!

Best Drugstore Makeup Concealer

NYX Dark Circle Concealer – $5.99

I love wearing this on occasions when I really want to look my best, especially in photos! The reddish pigment in this concealer really helps to mask dark circles. I’m OBSESSED.

Best Drugstore Makeup Powder

NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder – $9.99

This translucent powder helps to set your makeup for a flawless finish! Helps to keep shine at bay which is A+ in my book!

Best Drugstore Lipstick

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm – $9.99

Smooth Matte Color with Balm-like Moisture. I love that the tip is retractable so no sharpener is required. Awesome colors to choose from, too — like this sultry red, Standout.

Best Drugstore Makeup – BB Cream

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector – $12.99

This BB Cream is perfect for combination to oily skin. It helps control shine, evens skin tone, hydrates, and protects with SPF 20.

Best Drugstore Eyeliner

Revlon ColorStay Eye Liner – $8.99

Black liner is a must. I love this classic black from Revlon, especially because it has a squishy smudger on the second end for making a gorgeous smoky eye.

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – $9.99

Smudge-proof gel eyeliner that holds highly-concentrated pigments for more intense color that lasts for 24-hour wear!

Best Drugstore Makeup: Brow Products

NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil – $4.99

I love the sharply pointed retractable pencil from NYX, along with the mini brush so you can craft your brows to perfection!

Best Drugstore Mascara

Maybelline Full N Soft Mascara – $7.49

This mascara is known for being Lauren Conrad’s favorite… and if it’s good enough for LC, it’s good enough for me! #budgetsavvy

Best Drugstore Makeup Eyeshadow

Covergirl TruNaked Nudes – $12.99

These palettes are a perfect and budget-friendly dupe to the Urban Decay Naked palettes. The colors are gorgeous and are perfect for creating wedding worthy looks!

Best Drugstore Brand Nail Polish

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat – $9.99

Get the gel look and durability for less with this awesome top coat from Sally Hansen. Use on any polish or pair with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel color for a salon-quality mani!

Best Drugstore Makeup Blush + Bronzer

e.l.f. Blush and Bronzer Pallette – $4

Best Drugstore Makeup from CVS

What do you think of my best drugstore makeup picks? Have you tried any of these yourself?

You can pick up these products at a CVS Pharmacy near you. CVS is the destination for drugstore beauty, not just a place you pick up prescriptions!

Click here to register for the CVS Beauty Club!


Happy (savvy) shopping!

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